Fazulr Rehman urges PPP, ANP to reconsider resignations

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The head of opposition alliance PDM, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has urged the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) to reconsider their decision to resign from posts of PDM.

Addressing a press conference with PML-N leaders on Tuesday, he said that there was no ambiguity in the fact that PPP and ANP have parted ways from PDM. It is unfortunate that both the parties have resigned, he added.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that our apprehensions are justified and it is our right to seek clarification from the two parties, adding, “We are giving another chance to PPP and ANP; both parties should reconsider their decision.”

He said that PDM was ready to listen to both the PPP and ANP, their leadership should turn to the opposition alliance. PDM was not set up to fight for positions but for a great cause, he said.

"I want to make it clear that PDM is a serious forum. The political stature of both the parties required them to respond to their colleagues in a clear manner. They could have called for a summit of the PDM steering committee”, said Fazlur Rehman.

He said that it was necessary to seek clarification from the party which went against the decisions taken by consensus. The Chairman of the Senate, the Deputy Chairman of the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate were decided in writing through consensus.